Honda Performance Development released a statement after Dreyer and Reinbold Racing with Cusick Motorsports confirmed on Tuesday that Graham Rahal, driver of the No.15 United Rentals Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda who failed to qualify for the Greatest Spectacle In Racing, the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday would drive the No.24 CareKeepers Dreyer and Reinbold Racing with Cusick Motorsports Chevrolet in place of the injured Stefan Wilson.
Rahal will start the race from the back of the grid in 33rd place after the spare DRR Cusick car did not qualify. Rahal will start the race alongside his Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing teammate Jack Harvey in the No.30 PeopleReady Honda.
In the statement released on Tuesday evening, the President and Technical Director of Honda Performance Development David Salters said:
HPD statement about @GrahamRahal racing in the 2023 #Indy500 pic.twitter.com/kWYPAjmeOD
— HPD-North American Motorsport (@HondaRacing_HPD) May 23, 2023